Watch theft in the United States

A high dollar wristwatch heist is not a simple robbery-its a busines model in action. How did we get here?

You can author a book on the reason(s) why. Since this is the watch community, my advice is to maintain situational awareness and be safe.

Well, wealth consolidation to the 1%, commodification of basic human needs, and luxury brands inflating their products value via manufactured scarcity didn't help. 馃檪

Certain people who own big dollar watches seem prone to pulling up their sleeves and flashing their prizes around for all the world to see. Bad people notice too.

Rich men getting robbed is as old as time. Just let them try to take my Invicta.....

OldSnafu

Rich men getting robbed is as old as time. Just let them try to take my Invicta.....

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I feel insulted that the thieves aren't targeting me. I need more desirable watches.

TimeToRide

You can author a book on the reason(s) why. Since this is the watch community, my advice is to maintain situational awareness and be safe.

^ This. Too many people are oblivious to what's going on around them these days. Criminals look for the easiest targets.

Edit: I would also add, know your environment. There are some places you should avoid going or, if you have to go, dress accordingly.

I almost always wear long sleeves, which are cut to the back of the hand, so that 99% of the time, the watch is covered by the cuff, remaining virtually invisible. If I am wearing short sleeves, then you can bet that the watch on my wrist is a beater.

OldSnafu

Rich men getting robbed is as old as time. Just let them try to take my Invicta.....

Invictas may not be luxury watches, but I love mine. If they try to take it from me, they'd better have a gun. 馃槑

TwiceTollingClock

Invictas may not be luxury watches, but I love mine. If they try to take it from me, they'd better have a gun. 馃槑

Glock 17 Austria

1) Purchase insurance and willingly surrender and watch that you are asked for by criminals 2) Wear inexpensive brands more often to reduce your risk 3) Buy a great safe & anchor it to a wall or floor 4) Cameras, dogs and firearms are awesome = have them all 5) Stop voting for people who are soft on crime & advocate for less punishment & Enforcment of the laws. Refuse to listen to manufactured statistics that tell you this is not an issue.

I'm sure it's happening in big cities in the States, but I've heard it's really bad in London.

Haven鈥檛 heard much about it in LA.

I blame The Sopranos.